Editors’ Notes Safia Nolin is not one to go with the crowd. When the Quebec singer-songwriter was hailed as a breakthrough artist at the 2016 ADISQ Awards, her salty acceptance speech (and laidback attire—a Gerry Boulet T-shirt) caused quite a stir in the national media. Her video for "Lesbian Break-Up Song" (from 2018’s Dans le noir), in which she and other women of all shapes and sizes appear unclothed, also garnered her a bit of controversial attention.
On this second covers album, Nolin again follows her unique stylistic vision, taking a diverse selection of well-known French pop and rock tunes and making each her own in a sometimes dark, sometimes diffuse folky way. She tames Gabrielle Destroismaisons’ "Et cetera," imbuing the dance-pop hit with a mix of sensuality and desperation. She brings raw vulnerability to Céline Dion's do-it-my-way hymn "Destin." And she closes with a spare rendition of Indochine's "J'ai demandé à la lune," finding beauty amid the ruins of a relationship, without resorting to melodrama.
Tous les cris les S.O.S. (feat. Alexandra Stréliski)
Je serai (ta meilleure amie) (feat. Pomme)
Tu ne sauras jamais
Je t’oublierai, je t'oublierai
Un ange qui passe
J'ai demandé à la lune
8 Songs, 27 Minutes
September 20, 2019
℗ 2019 Safia Nolin, sous licence exclusive à Bonsound